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A Second Right-handed Helical Structure with the Parameters of the Pauling–Corey α-helix

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Stereochemical studies predict bent hydrogen bonding between some CO and NH groups in the peptide chains of α-helices. X-ray crystallography has revealed the existence of such bonds in myoglobin and lysozyme.

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  1. The Rockefeller University, New York

    • GEORGE NÉMETHY
  2. Molecular Biophysics Laboratory, University of Oxford

    • D. C. PHILLIPS
  3. CSIRO Division of Protein Chemistry, 343 Royal Parade, Parkville, N.2, Victoria, Australia

    • S. J. LEACH
  4. Department of Chemistry, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York

    • HAROLD A. SCHERAGA

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